News archive from 20 June 2015

Chancellor’s boosted by latest borrowing figures

Chancellor’s boosted by latest borrowing figures

George Osborne has received a pre-Budget boost after official figures showed a further improvement in the UK's public finances. Borrowing – excluding the effect of bank bailouts – was a fraction over £10.1 billion in May, some £2.2bn lower than in the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: IT is a nightmare for all banks

Comment: IT is a nightmare for all banks

THE major breakdown of Royal Bank of Scotland's computer software earlier this week, and its unfortunate repercussions for customers, has caused the bank grief. But the greater concern in the wider shape of things is that IT is an increasingly...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Bus firm McGill’s sees profits accelerate

Bus firm McGill’s sees profits accelerate

PROFITS at Greenock bus company McGill's nearly doubled in 2014 as the company rebounded from investigations into its acquisition of services in Paisley and Renfrewshire. Owned by brothers Sandy and James Easdale – both former directors of Rangers FC...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Petrofac wins repeat work worth £250m across UKCS

Petrofac wins repeat work worth £250m across UKCS

OIL services group Petrofac yesterday said it had won repeat business across the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) worth around $400 million (£250m). The work has been secured by the firm’s offshore projects and operations business unit on a number of...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Week in pictures... the images that shaped our week in The Yorkshire Post

Week in pictures... the images that shaped our week in The Yorkshire Post

From Kirkstall Brewery to Bramham Horse Trials and the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, this has been a busy week in The Yorkshire Post - re-live some of the highlights in our picture package slideshow. 1 Kirkstall Brewery expansion. 2 Last Monday’s...

 
Lochhead calls for national discussion on farming

Lochhead calls for national discussion on farming

Ensuring that the high-flying success of Scotland's food and drink sector filters its way down to farmers on the ground is one of the main aims of a new vision document, The Future for Scottish Agriculture, launched by the Scottish Government at the...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Utah baseball team cancels 'Caucasian Heritage Night'

Utah baseball team cancels 'Caucasian Heritage Night'

A minor league baseball team in Utah has cancelled plans to host a "Caucasian Heritage Night" in August, according to the team's website. "Caucasian Heritage Night: Irish, Italian, Scandinavian, German --- or even Utahn! Whatever your...

BBC, 00:09 in World News
 

Ryan Moore breaks Royal Ascot record with ninth win of the week

Ryan Moore was forced to wait until the last race on the card but he finally secured a record-breaking ninth success at a single Royal meeting when Aloft, the 5-2 favourite, produced a strong finishing run to win the Queen’s Vase. Lester Piggott and...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
 

'I forgive you': Charleston church victims' families confront suspect

“I forgive you,” said the daughter of 70-year-old Ethel Lance to the 21-year-old man who allegedly murdered her mother in church and appeared at a chilling, emotionally charged video court appearance in Charleston on Friday afternoon, two days after a...

 
Thousands of jobs to go at Scots councils

Thousands of jobs to go at Scots councils

Union leaders fear massive budget cuts faced by Scotland's councils will result in thousands of job losses across the country. Yesterday Edinburgh City Council confirmed further details of cuts amounting to £107 million over the next five years,...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 
Oversize lorries causing 'bedlam' on rural roads

Oversize lorries causing 'bedlam' on rural roads

Lorry drivers ignoring weight restrictions on minor roads are causing "bedlam" in rural communities, the Local Government Association has said. The LGA, which represents councils in England and Wales, said there had been a "spate of...

BBC, 00:16 in Regional
 
Children with good memories 'tell better porkies'

Children with good memories 'tell better porkies'

Children who have a good memory are better at telling lies, say child psychology researchers. They tested six and seven-year-olds who were given an opportunity to cheat in a trivia game and then lie about their actions. Children who were good liars...

BBC, 00:20 in Regional
 

Chile vs Bolivia Copa America 2015 LIVE: Arturo Vidal hoping to steer his nation to victory in Santiago...

Anthony Hay Host commentator Auto-update 00:20 Mexico 1-2 Ecuador Mexico achieved the misfortune of becoming the first team to exit the Copa America 2015, losing to Ecuador to confirm their place at the bottom of Group A. Miguel Herrera's men were...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 

Neymar handed four-match ban ruling Brazil captain out of Copa America following red card which sparked...

Neymar will play no further part in Brazil's Copa America campaign after he was banned for four matches on Friday. The Barcelona forward was sent off after the final whistle of Brazil's defeat by Colombia in Santiago on Wednesday. He was initially...

Daily Mail, 00:21 in Sport
 
The Irish rite of passage in the US

The Irish rite of passage in the US

The tragic death of five Irish students when a balcony fell off a building in California on Tuesday drew attention to a longstanding Irish student tradition - a summer of work, and travel, in the US. So many young people make the trip that it's become...

BBC, 00:22 in World News
 


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